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50% of time advising and processing immigration related requests, 25% supervision of junior advisor and graduate assistant, 25% other administrative tasks including maintenance of policies, conducting presentations and revising educational materials, and others areas as required by Associate Director.


Primary advisor for F and J visa categories (support the Junior advisor in difficult/complex advising issues and situations related to immigration, insurance, or academic matters)

Supervise, train, and provide guidance to junior advisor in relation to immigration regulations, university policies, and immigration services policies and procedures

Lead the development and planning of outreach and educational initiatives for F/J student population (apx. 1200) including weekly employment workshops, insurance sessions, alphabet soup, travel signature day, and other programs that are offered

Coordinate semesterly orientation check-in and work with ISL to provide comprehensive immigration programming at orientation

Develop policies that inform the documentation coordinator of maintenance of F/J student record keeping, correspondence schedules and formats, and maintenance of i1440 database

Serve as J student advisor (ARO) to both degree seeking and non-degree exchange visitors, including coordinating procedures and activities of J students who are sponsored by Fulbright, IREX, OSI, U.S. Department of State, and other internal UGA departments or exchange agreements

Edit the section of the immigration services web site specific to F/J students to ensure clarity of current immigration information and university policies

Coordinate the changes in educational materials, brochures, and handouts to ensure accuracy and up to date information

Ensure University of Georgia compliance with SEVIS and immigration requirements by maintaining a clear understanding of regulatory changes and advising office policies accordingly

Oversee the UGA mandatory insurance policy system to ensure efficiency and accuracy in regards to the junior advisor's management of daily insurance tasks

Supervise a 1/3 time graduate assistant and provide projects and activities that meet her educational objectives

Oversee the graduate assistant in her role advising the International Family Association

Fully participate and assist with developing a plan for immigration services participation in International Education Week

Serve as the primary liaison for faculty, human resources, other campus departments as well as external parties including US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Social Security, and the Department of State as needed

Conduct regular assessment of F/J immigration services and develop initiatives to improve efficiency and satisfaction based on responses

Assist in the reporting of data in annual Open Door reports and determining the updated cost of living and tuition figures to be used to issue I-20 and DS-2019 documents

Report directly to the Associate Director of Immigration Services for direction with regards to immigration services and assist with the implementation of programs, policies, and objectives within the service area.


Master's degree in related field, i.e. Higher Ed. Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling, etc.

2 years experience working with federal immigration regulations in a university setting including experience with SEVIS.

Good computer skills using PC platform and Windows, Microsoft Office software. I-1440 a plus

Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills.



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